College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

 Job opening: Lecturer/Academic Program Associate in German, one-year renewable. Details and application here.


The Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures offers the B.A. degree and Minor in German Studies as well as the M.A. and Ph.D. in Germanic languages and literatures. Courses explore diverse perspectives on the language, culture, literature, history, and art of German-speaking Europe. Foci of our offerings include second-language acquisition in German (research in applied linguistics and teaching) and German dialects in the US in our graduate program, with German literature and culture of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Our undergraduate program also features a series of courses in business German.

The Department's activities are enriched by support from the Max Kade Foundation, which provides fellowships for graduate students and helps maintain the Max Kade Center on campus, as well as the sister-city relationship between Lawrence and Eutin, Germany. The Department also cultivates relationships with numerous campus units, e.g., the School of Business, European Studies, Philosophy, Humanities & Western Civilization, Political Science, Sociology, Theatre, and other other language & literature departments. Collaboration with the Spencer Museum of Art, the Hall Center for the Humanities, and the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities is another significant aspect of our department's intellectual life.

We invite you to explore our web site and learn more about our department, our faculty, our courses, and what makes our department special.

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Congratulations to James Landes! Last month he earned honors for successfully defending his dissertation on the Urfaust and Goethe’s relationship to the Enlightenment. James wrote his dissertation under the supervision of Professor Frank Baron.

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